Book Review: 40 Souls to Keep by Libby Drew [Audiobook]

Jase has no memory of who he is and has been tasked with the mission of healing 40 specific people if he ever wants to get his life back, and he's finally on his 40th: a young girl named Macy. But she's not dying yet, though her parents' killers are after her, and it'll be up to Jase and Child Protective Services worker Lucas to keep her safe and alive, as well as to figure out their feelings for each other.

Book Review: 40 Souls to Keep by Libby Drew
Title: 40 Souls to Keep
Pages: 266
My Rating: 4 Stars
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I really liked this!

Lucas was so good. Just such a good person who cared so much about the kids he was helping as a Child Protective Services worker. And there was more to him than just that; he also had a sense of humor, sarcasm, and confidence in himself. Jase was much more morally questionable and had done some bad things (like using his power to influence people’s thoughts in order to get them to sleep with him), although I think that was more in the past. He was also kind of intense and broody and lonely.

The build up to the romance was great. I could feel the connection between the characters. They didn’t know each other long, but it didn’t feel like instalove because we got to see them spending a lot of time together over those few days, and I could see how maybe they didn’t know every single thing about each other yet, but they knew each other.

There was a good plot that felt believable, considering the whole situation, with a nice balance of action and downtime, a bit of a thriller feel, and a good mystery with just the right amount of clues.

The book had a heavy feeling to it, which was appropriate considering the topics of healing powers and kidnapping and murder, but there was ultimately good closure to everything and a happy ending.

The audiobook narration by Charles Carr was great! Sounded natural, characters sounded different, and the voices suited the characters well.

Overall, I enjoyed everything about this—the characters, the romance, the action, the mystery, the supernatural healing elements, and the audio narration!

*Rating: 4 Stars // Read Date: 2020 // Format: Audiobook*


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